Samsung's Exynos 5 Octa to Let All 8 CPUs Fire at Once
Samsung today announced a new development concerning its Exynos 5 Octa processor called Heterogeneous Multi-Processing (HMP) that will allow all eight cores to function at the same time. The Exynos 5 Octa uses a big.LITTLE set up with two banks of processors, one group of ARM Cortex A15s and another group of ARM Cortex A7s. According to Samsung, it has devised new software controls that can send high-intensity tasks to the A15 cores while at the same time sending low-intensity tasks to the A7 cores. The A15s draw more power than the A7s, so using the A7s for various functions can help save battery life. Before this new implementation was developed, the Exynos 5 Octa sent all processing tasks to either the A15s or the A7s, but didn't use both processor banks at the same time. Samsung expects that the HMP solution for the Exynos 5 Octa will be available during the fourth quarter.
Samsung Reveals Exynos 7870 for Mid-Range Phones
Samsung today announced the Exynos 7 Octa 7870, a new mobile processor that targets mid-level handsets. The 7870 is manufactured using Samsung's 14nm FinFET process and consumes 30% less power than the previous generation 7xxx chip.
Samsung's Exynos 9 Chip Uses 10nm Process, Boasts Gigabit Modem
Samsung today announced the Exynos 9 Series 8895 application processor for premium mobile devices. The chip relies on Samsung's 10nm FinFET process with 3D transistors.
ARM Reveals DynamIQ Processor Design with AI In Mind
ARM today announced DynamIQ, a new way to manage multi-core systems that gives them the ability to scale exactly to the tasks or needs at hand. DynamIQ expands on ARM's big.LITTLE technology, which allows for paired sets of high-power and low-power processor cores to tackle specific tasks based on the computing requirements.
MediaTek Packs 10 Cores in TriCluster Helio X20 Chip
MediaTek today announced the Helio X20, a mobile application processor that packages 10 cores together in three separate clusters. Many of today's high-end processors package eight cores in two clusters.